Virtual Conference: November 16 – 19, 2020
John Georgiadis received his Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA, all in Mechanical Engineering. He taught at Duke University (1987–1992) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1992–2015). He is currently Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department and R. A. Pritzker Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Georgiadis’ research expertise lies in the intersection of biotransport phenomena, biomechanics, and quantitative medical imaging. His research group is contributing to the development of new methods for in vivo MRI and ultrasound elastography applied to characterize soft tissues, such as the human brain, skeletal muscle, and lungs. The common thread through these investigations is the judicious coupling between theory and experiment in the pursuit of connecting tissue structure with function and reaching causal explanations of clinical relevance, rather than merely developing correlations.